MDP News




UW MDP students at ICSD 2018

Fri. Oct. 12, 2018 12:00 AM
  (L-R: Amanda Appasamy, Cassandra Szabo, Kara Passey, Silvina Antunes, Chelsie Parayko and Erika Vas) The 6th International... Read More

MDP scholarship winners for 2018-2019

Fri. Oct. 12, 2018 12:00 AM
The Master’s in Development Practice Program would like to congratulate 6 MDP students for winning 4 different competitive and... Read More


1st Indigenous 3MT

Fri. Mar. 23, 2018 12:00 AM
On March 7th, the University of Winnipeg hosted its first Indigenous Three Minute Thesis competition to allow students studying at the Masters and... Read More


Honouring Elder Dan Thomas

Fri. Jan. 26, 2018 12:00 AM
On January 10th, 2018 the MDP program hosted a Winter feast in the UWinnipeg Aboriginal Students Services Centre (ASSC) where the esteemed Elder... Read More



MDP Student at Indigenous Health Symposium

Mon. Dec. 4, 2017 12:00 AM
(L-R) Ari Phanlouvong, Jaime Cidro (Acting MDP Director), Ali Fontaine (MA student in Indigenous Governance at UVic), Melissa Brown (Doula... Read More


MDP receives Cando Accreditation

Wed. Nov. 22, 2017 12:00 AM
Sarah Wood photo courtesy of Cando In October, Sarah Wood, a 2016 Cando National Youth Panelist, had the opportunity to go to Wolastoqiyik... Read More

MDP @ Ontario Makers and Mentors Innovation Conference 2017

Fri. Nov. 10, 2017 12:00 AM
Recent MDP graduate Jasmin Winter was invited to share her research during the Ontario Makers and Mentors Innovation Conference in Ottawa, on the... Read More


MDP scholarship winners for 2017-2018

Thu. Oct. 26, 2017 12:00 AM
The Master’s in Development Practice Program would like to congratulate 6 MDP students for winning 4 different competitive and... Read More

UW MDP students participate at ICSD 2017

Wed. Oct. 18, 2017 12:00 AM
Sandra Wiebe, Cassandra Szabo, Ari Phanlouvong and Amanda Appasamy The 5th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development... Read More


MDP Students travel to Northern Co-ops

Tue. Jul. 11, 2017 12:00 AM
Esther Awotwe and Stephen Penner Esther Awotwe and Stephen Penner, both second year MDP students, were senior research assistants on a Social... Read More


Vandana Shiva at UWinnipeg

Tue. Jun. 20, 2017 12:00 AM
MDP Director, Claire Reid and Vandana Shiva Together with the Department of Religion and Culture and the CLASS Institute, the MDP co-offered a... Read More


MDP Student Wins 3MT Competition

Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 12:00 AM
Second year MDP student, Aliraza Alidina, was the 2017 Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) competition winner at the University of Winnipeg. He... Read More


MDP Student at International Forum

Tue. Feb. 28, 2017 12:00 AM
The sixth annual International Forum was held in Montreal from January 20 to 21, 2017. The International Forum was a unique initiative of WUSC... Read More



MDP's Outstanding International Student

Tue. Nov. 29, 2016 12:00 AM
On November 17th at the Ninth Annual International Education Reception, Gabriela Jimenez, a 2nd year MDP student from Venezuela, was awarded first... Read More

MDP student a 2016 Cando Youth Panelist

Thu. Nov. 10, 2016 12:00 AM
Sarah Wood (far right) Photo Credit:  Archbould Photography Sarah Wood, a member of Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation... Read More


MDP Student at Int'l Summit of Cooperatives

Fri. Oct. 14, 2016 12:00 AM
 Plenary talk from a group of UN ambassadors relating the SDG's and co-op movement. Stephen Penner, a 2nd year MDP... Read More

Together: A Workshop on Global Development

Thu. Oct. 6, 2016 12:00 AM
   Savanna Hallworth (L) and Fawad Akbari (R) Gabriela Jimenez (R) and Aliraza Alidina (C) The workshop was... Read More

MDP scholarship winners for 2016-2017

Thu. Oct. 6, 2016 12:00 AM
The Master’s in Development Practice Program would like to congratulate 6 MDP students for winning 3 different competitive and... Read More


MDP Students at ICSD 2016

Thu. Sep. 29, 2016 12:00 AM
Esther Awotwe (L), Jasmin Winter (C) and Sarah Wood (R) The International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) was held at... Read More

MDP Students at XIV World Congress of Rural Sociology 2016

Tue. Sep. 6, 2016 12:00 AM
Kaitlyn Duthie-Kannikkatt (L), a MDP graduate, and Esther (L) By Esther Awotwe, 2nd year MDP student The weather was too damn hot in... Read More


MDP students present 3MT

Tue. Apr. 12, 2016 12:00 AM
Stephen Penner ©UWinnipeg  Gabriela Jimenez ©UWinnipeg On April 6th, MDP students Gabriela Jimenez and Stephen... Read More

MDP students attend Model Arctic Council

Fri. Apr. 1, 2016 12:00 AM
(L-R) Gabriela Jimenez, Stephen Penner and Nana Araba Asaam The Arctic conjures up images of polar bears, white foxes, beluga whales, and also the... Read More


MDP students at Rising Up Conference

Fri. Mar. 18, 2016 12:00 AM
Photo © UWinnipeg, painting by Marcus Houston Two MDP students, Leah McDonnell and Stephen Penner, had their papers accepted at Rising... Read More


MDP students on Thunder Radio

Fri. Feb. 5, 2016 12:00 AM
Photo courtesy of Thunder Radio Adesuwa Ero and Vanessa Tait, two MDP students, were interviewed on Thunder Radio, the educational podcast of the... Read More


Making of the 1st Wesmen Indigenous Day

Mon. Jan. 25, 2016 12:00 AM
MDP student Stephen Penner had and proposed the idea of honouring Indigenous culture within the athletics department at the University of... Read More



Two MDP students at G20 Interfaith Summit

Fri. Dec. 11, 2015 12:00 AM
First-year MDP students Jasmin Winter and Sarah Wood presented their paper entitled “Misguided Mosaics: Intersections of... Read More


UWinnipeg MDP students at ICSD 2015

Wed. Sep. 30, 2015 12:00 AM
L-R: Busola Olaniyan, Barbara Gardner, Adesuwa Ero and Claire Reid The International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) was held at... Read More

Two MDP Students recipients of UWGSS

Mon. Sep. 14, 2015 12:00 AM
The Master’s in Development Practice Program would like to congratulate Leah McDonnell and Jasmin Winter for winning the 2015 University... Read More


MDP Student attends Executive Briefing Summary on CSR

Tue. Jun. 24, 2014 12:00 AM
MDP extends its congratulations to MDP student, Jessica Numminen for having been selected to attend the Executive Briefing Seminar on Corporate... Read More


MDP Alumni Reuben Garang wins the mayor’s Volunteer Service Award

Mon. Apr. 20, 2015 12:00 AM
To read the full story follow the link: WFP Read More


MDP student earns CN Scholarship

Fri. Mar. 13, 2015 12:00 AM
Anna Huard is from Couchiching First Nation and is in her first year of UWinnipeg’s Master’s in Development Practice Program.... Read More


MDP student part of the Manitoba Next Up program

Wed. Feb. 25, 2015 12:00 AM
MDP extends its congratulations to MDP student, Naomi Gichungu, for having been selected to participate in Manitoba’s inaugural Next Up... Read More

MDP student wins Global Development Challenge

Mon. Feb. 23, 2015 12:00 AM
MDP is pleased to announce that the inaugural winner of the Global Development Challenge: Ideas that Change the World hosted by WUSC and CECI... Read More

Emerging Professionals Speed Networking event

Thu. Feb. 5, 2015 12:00 PM
On February 5th, the MDP program and the CN Indigenous Resource Centre hosted its first Emerging Professionals Speed Networking event. The event... Read More



MDP at the 1st International Conference on Women's Education

Thu. Nov. 13, 2014 12:00 AM
UWinnipeg’s Master’s in Development Practice program was well represented at the first International Conference on Women's... Read More


MDP student a 2014 Cando Youth Role Model

Tue. Oct. 28, 2014 12:00 AM
Rachel Bach (far right). Photo Credit: Sean Fenzl Photography Rachel Bach from Akisq’nuk First Nation in the Ktunaxa Territory in... Read More

UWinnipeg MDP students participate at ICSDP 2014

Tue. Oct. 7, 2014 12:00 AM
The 2nd annual International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice (ICSDP) was held at Columbia University on September 17-18th, 2014,... Read More


UWinnipeg MDP Graduate plans for CMHR

Thu. Sep. 18, 2014 12:00 AM
The fight for human rights echoes in Janna Barkman’s DNA.  Following in her grandmother’s footsteps, Barkman belongs... Read More


MDP - Doing development differently

Thu. Aug. 28, 2014 12:00 AM
Graduate students from UWinnipeg’s unique Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) in Indigenous Development program return from... Read More

Marty Morantz + family gives generously to MDP Program

Thu. Aug. 14, 2014 12:00 AM
On Thursday August 14, 2014, The University of Winnipeg had the pleasure of hosting Marty Morantz on campus to meet with Claire Reid, Director of... Read More

Three MDP Students recipients of prestigious major awards

Fri. Aug. 1, 2014 12:00 AM
The Master’s in Development Practice Program would like to congratulate Kaitlyn Duthie-Kannikkatt and Dev Kashyap for winning... Read More


MDP student at the Summer Program on Indigenous Peoples at the Columbia University

Wed. Jul. 16, 2014 12:00 AM
 Dulce and Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples By Dulce Maria Gonzalez Ramirez2 year MDP... Read More


MDP on the Aboriginal People’s Television Network

Mon. Jun. 9, 2014 12:00 AM
On Wednesday June 11th Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) will be doing a feature on the Master’s in Development... Read More

Honouring Graduating Students

Tue. Jun. 3, 2014 12:00 AM
Heidi Cook – UWinnipeg’s inaugural First Nations graduate of the prestigious Master’s in Development... Read More


Chancellor’s gift of $250K supports MDP fellowships, Indigenous inclusion

Thu. May. 29, 2014 12:00 AM
Generous gift from Chancellor Silver, Kim Silver, Western Glove Works supports MDP fellowships and indigenous inclusion initiative The University... Read More


Research on the repatriation of birthing in Northern Manitoba

Fri. Apr. 4, 2014 12:00 AM
Dr. Jaime Cidro and baby Javien Fredette WINNIPEG, MB – Traditionally, Canadian women, particularly Aboriginal women, gave birth in... Read More


Public Health in the 21st Century Lecture Series

Wed. Feb. 19, 2014 12:00 AM
WINNIPEG, MB – The Master’s in Development Practice program is pleased to host a series of four public talks by Dr. Joel... Read More



UWinnipeg’s MDP program has a new director

Fri. Nov. 22, 2013 12:00 AM
WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg is pleased to announce the appointment of Claire P. Reid as the new director of the... Read More

UWinnipeg gets $50,000 for MDP program from Foyston, Gordon & Payne Inc.

Wed. Nov. 20, 2013 12:00 AM
 President of FGP James Houston with MDP students Margaret Lewis-John, Tatenda Bwawa and Dulce Maria Gonzalez Investment management... Read More


Inaugural MDP Cohort Graduates At 100th Convocation

Thu. Oct. 17, 2013 12:00 AM
“The multidisciplinary approach of the MDP program really has changed the way I see development. I found that on my final practicum I was... Read More


UWinnipeg Students Take Part In Official State Visit To Ghana

Fri. May. 17, 2013 12:00 AM
Three University of Winnipeg students took part in the official State Visit to the Republic of Ghana of Their Excellencies, the Right Honourable... Read More



Global College Welcomes MDP Program With New Acting Director

Fri. Aug. 24, 2012 12:00 AM
Photo: Dr. Jerry Buckland WINNIPEG, MB - The University of Winnipeg's Global College welcomes Dr. Jerry Buckland as Acting Director of the... Read More


Former Chief Public Health Officer Joins UWinnipeg

Thu. May. 9, 2013 12:00 AM
WINNIPEG, MB –Effective today, former Chief Public Health Officer for Manitoba, Dr. Joel Kettner joins The University of Winnipeg as... Read More


Indigenous Property, Development & Extraction in Canada & South America

Thu. Mar. 22, 2012 12:00 AM
WINNIPEG, MB– The University of Winnipeg’s Global College in partnership with the Department of Indigenous Studies, and... Read More



Two New Appointments for MDP

Thu. Dec. 8, 2011 12:00 AM
WINNIPEG, MB - Dr. Julie Pelletier, Chair of the Department of Indigenous Studies and Director of the Master’s in Development Program... Read More

UWinnipeg's MDP Global Classroom Prof Speaks to the Guardian

Tue. Dec. 6, 2011 12:00 AM
UWinnipeg's Master's in Development Practice's global classroom professor Jeffrey Sachs speaks to the Guardian on the chaos in the... Read More


National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis at UWinnipeg

Mon. Nov. 21, 2011 12:00 AM
WINNIPEG, MB - Scientist, scholar, poet, world renowned anthropologist Dr. Wade Davis, currently serving as The University of Winnipeg's... Read More

UWinnipeg Joins Prestigious Newberry Consortium

Tue. Nov. 1, 2011 12:00 AM
WINNIPEG, MB - The University of Manitoba and The University of Winnipeg are pleased to announce that they have been accepted as new joint members... Read More


IDRC Awards Students Funding

Wed. Oct. 19, 2011 12:00 AM
WINNIPEG, MB - The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has awarded The University of Winnipeg a $150,000 grant in support of its... Read More


MDP Welcomes Inaugural Cohort Of Students

Fri. Aug. 26, 2011 12:00 AM
MDP student meet and greet August 25, 2011 WINNIPEG, MB - The University of Winnipeg welcomes the inaugural cohort of 18 students in the... Read More


CN Rail Commits To UWinnipeg's Vision

Thu. Jun. 23, 2011 12:00 AM
photo (L- R) Dr. Phil Fontaine, UWinnipeg Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) Advisory Circle Chair, Michael Cory, CN Senior Vice... Read More


Noted Canadian Anthropologist Wade Davis Joins UWinnipeg

Mon. Jan. 24, 2011 12:00 AM
Photograph by Mark Thiessen WINNIPEG, MB - Passionate defender of all of life's diversity, world renowned ethnographer, writer,... Read More